Raid the Barn
Anthony B Lyrics


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Intro:
Yugguh Yoi, Yugguh Yoi, Yugguh Yoi
Emperor Selassie I
Jah Jah is the only way

Chorus:
Nobody wannu plant the corn
Everybody want to raid the barn
Who yuh a guh blame it on
When is a next man yuh a depend pon
Well yuh wrong
Nobody wannu plant the corn
Everybody want to raid the barn
Haffi sing yuh owna song
Can't compete with careless John

Verse 1:
I was looking a start, just a little ease off
no one would help me push that old had caart
Dem a laugh, never tak mi serious
So many goals and thoughts and potholes
I pass everyday My Lord, I have to pray on my way
Dem never realise with a little cooperation
Wi coulda unify relieve the frustration
Instead dem want to ride upon dem bredda back
No tears or cares if him even did stop or drop

Chorus

Verse 2:
I feel please, when a tek a litte ease
From a long hard day of work
A sense of achieving, to know I'm contributing
Doing my part, oooowi dis is my comfort
I know there is a reward for every trying man
Who walk this land with an intention
To do good for hiself and everyman
Just a meditation

Chorus

Verse 3:
Well I've been up from early this morning
Never drink nuh tea, mi never eat nuh fry dumpling
Never see no one to strengthen me on mi journey
Now mi mek a change di whole a dem waan fi fren mi
Waan fi take it all, nuh mind ef mi stall
Dem nuh business if mi back gainst the wall




Dis yah living sometime mek mi ball
Seems like there ain't no love after all

Overall Meaning

In Anthony B's song "Raid the Barn," the chorus reflects the reality of the struggle for survival that many people face. No one wants to put in the hard work of planting and cultivating crops, but instead, they are eager to reap the harvest when it is time to collect. The song expresses a sense of disappointment toward people who depend on others instead of taking initiative in their own lives. The lyrics suggest that people cannot rely on others and that they must sing their own song and create their path to success. The song invites people to take action toward their goals, and put in the required effort, so no one can blame any failures on them. The last lines of the song bring the theme together, reminding us that sometimes, all we can do is cry because there seems to be no love or support.


The entire song's message speaks of self-reliance, determination, and hard work. Anthony B is urging people that they cannot rely on anyone else to plant the corn and that they need to sing their own songs. It is also about how the lack of unity, cooperation, and love can be harmful to individuals' success. The song's message can inspire people to take charge of their lives and work hard to achieve their goals.


Interesting facts about Anthony B's "Raid the Barn" include:


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

Yugguh Yoi, Yugguh Yoi, Yugguh Yoi
A chant or expression of excitement and celebration.


Emperor Selassie I
Refers to Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia who is revered as a religious figure in the Rastafari movement.


Jah Jah is the only way
A reference to the belief in Jah, the Rastafarian term for God.


Nobody wannu plant the corn
No one wants to put in the hard work to produce something worthwhile.


Everybody want to raid the barn
People are more interested in taking what others have worked hard for than in creating something of their own.


Who yuh a guh blame it on
Who will you place the blame on for the way things are in society?


When is a next man yuh a depend pon
Why are people relying on others instead of taking responsibility for their own actions?


Well yuh wrong
This type of behavior is wrong and will not lead to progress or fulfillment.


Haffi sing yuh owna song
It's important to create your own path in life and not depend on others to lead the way.


Can't compete with careless John
It's difficult to succeed when others are careless and only interested in taking what they want without regard for others.


I was looking a start, just a little ease off
The singer was looking for a way to get started on their goals with a little bit of help.


no one would help me push that old had caart
Despite their efforts, no one was willing to help the artist achieve their goals.


Dem a laugh, never tak mi serious
Others didn't take the singer seriously and even laughed at their attempts to succeed.


So many goals and thoughts and potholes
The singer has many goals and ideas for how to achieve them, but there are obstacles in their way.


I pass everyday My Lord, I have to pray on my way
The singer faces challenges every day and relies on prayer to get through them.


Dem never realise with a little cooperation
Others didn't realize that working together could make everyone's lives easier and more successful.


Wi coulda unify relieve the frustration
If people worked together, there would be less frustration and more unity.


Instead dem want to ride upon dem bredda back
Instead of working together, some people only want to take advantage of their siblings or friends.


No tears or cares if him even did stop or drop
They don't care about the well-being of others, even if it means their siblings or friends suffer.


I feel please, when a tek a litte ease
The artist feels content when they take a break from their hard work.


From a long hard day of work
After a day filled with hard work.


A sense of achieving, to know I'm contributing
The artist feels accomplished knowing that they are making a contribution through their hard work.


Doing my part, oooowi dis is my comfort
Taking responsibility and doing their part makes the singer feel comfortable and fulfilled.


I know there is a reward for every trying man
Hard work and effort are sure to be rewarded in the end.


Who walk this land with an intention
Those who are dedicated and driven will ultimately succeed.


To do good for hiself and everyman
Working towards the betterment of one's self and others is a noble goal.


Just a meditation
A moment of reflection and thought.


Well I've been up from early this morning
The artist has been awake and working hard since early in the morning.


Never drink nuh tea, mi never eat nuh fry dumpling
Despite their hard work, the artist hasn't even had time for a break or a meal.


Never see no one to strengthen me on mi journey
The singer hasn't had anyone to support or encourage them on their journey to success.


Now mi mek a change di whole a dem waan fi fren mi
Now that the singer has succeeded, everyone wants to be their friend and follow in their footsteps.


Waan fi take it all, nuh mind ef mi stall
Those who didn't support the artist in the beginning now want to take credit for their success.


Dem nuh business if mi back gainst the wall
They don't care if their actions hurt others as long as they get what they want.


Dis yah living sometime mek mi ball
Sometimes this way of life makes the artist feel sad and frustrated.


Seems like there ain't no love after all
It often feels like people are only looking out for themselves and don't care about others.




Lyrics ยฉ SUELION MUSIC
Written by: RICHARD BELL

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Nats

This song is timeless- Well done Anthony B๐Ÿ‘

Dr. Dalmadi

Bless ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿค™๐Ÿค™๐Ÿค™

John Harris

This is a pinnacle of Rastafarianism and Reggae music. We love Anthony B.

Maroon Spirit

Yes Jah Rastafari ๐Ÿ‘ณ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฟโ€๐ŸŒพ

Alpha Bravo

I feel please when take a little ease from a long hard day of work. A sense of achieving to know I'm contributing doing my part.
This is my comfort, I know there's a reward for every trying man who walks this earth with an intention to do good for himself and every man!!

One of the most powerful verses in the history of ALL music genres.

domonone13

One of the best songs I've had the pleasure to growing up too. Wise words...

eddie n.

2016 and it still rock. Big up tha composer. Real talk in real life

Axel Natural

A BIG CLASSIC TUUUUUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrian King

2019 and still blasting...

Wiz Dum

I feel please when I take a little ease from a long hard day at work, a sense of achieving to know I'm contributing doing my part ooh ooh this is my comfort....๐Ÿ—ฃ

I felt that line to core of my inner soul.

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